Sheila Andrus

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90 minute Course Overview: Effective Communications & Human Relations Skills – The (8 week)* Dale Carnegie Course

Categories: Midd Blogosphere
This is an informational overview for the Dale Carnegie Course, an 8 week workshop aimed at improving communication and interpersonal effectiveness.
Led by: Agnes Cook and Bryan Bissell of Dale Carnegie Vermont
  • Learn about the course content and methodology
  • Ask questions
  • Hear testimonials from past participants which demonstrates some of our methodology, content relevance,
  • Learn a tool you can use immediately
  • This is informational, you are not required to commit to the full course

Tuesday April 22, 2014 from 1:00-2:30, Location: Kirk

click here to Register for 90 minute overview

* The full Dale Carnegie course will be offered starting in June (8 weeks for 3-1/2 hours per session) the 90 minute overview will provide information about the course  whether you are interested in understanding more about the course for you or your staff members for the upcoming session or future sessions. The full course description  is below along with the 8 week schedule.
Click here to register for the 8 week session
Schedule: 8:30- 12:00 one day per week for 8 weeks

1. Tuesday June 10 in McKinley House
2. Wednesday June 18 in Kirk (note – this is the only Wednesday class)
3. Tuesday June 24 in Kirk
(SKIP WEEK OF June 30-July 4)
4. Tuesday July 8 in McKinley House
5. Tuesday July 15 in Kirk
6. Tuesday July 22 in Kirk
7. Tuesday July 29 in Kirk
8. Tuesday August 5 in Kirk

Workshop: The 50 Point Energy Plan (a way to manage your hectic life)

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Presented by: Sara Daly, Physical Therapist and Spa Owner

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 9:00 -11:30 a.m. Location: Axinn 220

Workshop Overview

Are you overwhelmed?  Do you feel stressed out? Life feeling out of balance? Stop drinking the “stress cocktail” of being overwhelmed and imbalanced – learn about The 50 Point Energy Plan, the antidote to our hectic lives. The 50 Point Energy Plan is a tool to budget, track, and manage personal energy to decrease the stress that is making us sick.

You will discover…(read more and register)

Workshop: Stress, Your Brain, & Productivity

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Presented by: Porter Knight, Productivity Vermont
Friday May 2, 2014 from 9:00 -11:00 am; Location: Library 201

Workshop Overview
When you’re overwhelmed and feeling stress, it’s hard to stay focused and productive. This workshop will show you how to think and organize yourself out of chaos. Understanding neuroscience and the physiological responses of your brain will allow you to boost awareness and hone decision-making, increasing productivity.
click here to register

Organize Yourself & Work Better with Others

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Presented by: Porter Knight, Productivity Vermont

Friday April 4, 2014 from 9:00 am – Noon; Location: Library 201

Workshop Overview

The hours in a day are finite yet the demands on your time seem limitless.  How can you effectively get your work done when you’re pulled in so many different directions?  This workshop will put you back in charge of your day so you can focus on what’s important.  You’ll learn… (click here to read more and register)

The 50 Point Energy Plan (a way to manage your hectic life)

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Presented by: Sara Daly, Physical Therapist and Spa Owner

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 9:00 -11:30 a.m. Location: Axinn 220

Workshop Overview

Are you overwhelmed?  Do you feel stressed out? Life feeling out of balance? Stop drinking the “stress cocktail” of being overwhelmed and imbalanced – learn about The 50 Point Energy Plan, the antidote to our hectic lives. The 50 Point Energy Plan is a tool to budget, track, and manage personal energy to decrease the stress that is making us sick.

You will discover…(read more and register)

Stress, Your Brain, & Productivity

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Presented by: Porter Knight, Productivity Vermont

Friday May 2, 2014 from 9:00 -11:00 a.m. Location: Library 201

Workshop Overview

When you’re overwhelmed and feeling stress, it’s hard to stay focused and productive. This workshop will show you how to think and organize yourself out of chaos. Understanding neuroscience and the physiological responses of your brain will allow you to boost awareness and hone decision-making, increasing productivity. Click here to register

 

Organize Yourself and Work Better with Others

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Presented by: Porter Knight, Productivity Vermont

Friday April 4, 2014 from 9:00 am – Noon

Location: Library 201

Register

Workshop Overview

The hours in a day are finite yet the demands on your time seem limitless.  How can you effectively get your work done when you’re pulled in so many different directions?  This workshop will put you back in charge of your day so you can focus on what’s important.  You’ll learn:

  • The one tool you need to make every day sane
  • Six steps to managing flow of paper and data
  • The real problem with email and how to conquer it
  • Five strategies to counteract the myths of time management
  • Three components of a “balanced” schedule

Once you’ve mastered your own productivity, how can you best interact with others?  Getting results is what matters.  But productive communications is more than getting people to do what you want – it’s a two-way street that requires thought and skill. We’ll teach you strategies to:

  • Manage expectations with two magic words
  • Hear and be heard every time
  • Cope with interruptions
  • Say “No” effectively
  • Minimize conflict and maintain your cool

Join us for this lively and interactive program.  We’ll include time for discussion so that you can plan how best to apply these ideas.  You’ll leave with tools you can put in place immediately for a more effective and peaceful work day.

*Though there is some new material, this workshop includes most of the core components that Porter Knight has presented in past years and in other formats, including:  GEARS of Organizing, RRRIPP through paper, RRRIDD yourself of email, TrueTime Planning.

*What’s in this session that is also in the Stress, Neuroscience & Productivity session: small reference to brain function, point of the decision, balanced scheduling, and dealing with conflict.

Register or visit go/learning to view all workshops

Questions? Contact Sheila Cameron scameron@middlebury.edu or x5190